There is a chain of bookstores in NYC called Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers. There used to be 4 stores, now there are 3 and after the end of this month there will only be two left. At first I was sad, then I thought “Discounted books!” So today I went there and got some books for 30% off.

Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective’s Scrapbook text by Katherine Dunn; Edited by Sean Tejaratchi. I have wanted this book from the first time I saw it at a major chain bookstore but it was more than I was willing to pay for. Now I got it for 30% off.

Talking to Rudolph Hess by Desmond Zwar. Rudolph Hess was Adolf Hitler’s deputy Fuhrer, he was captured by the British in 1941 and convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg.

Dillinger’s Wild Ride by Elliott J. Gorn. The year that made America’s Public Enemy Number One.

Mickey Cohen by Tere Tereba. The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster

Gotti: Rise and Fall by Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain

Mafia Dynasty by John H. Davis

Two other books I recently acquired are:

The Historic Murder Trial of George Crawford by David Bradley. An ARC from Librarything, so this book is on my list to read next.

Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt. The true story of the West Memphis Three.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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